Categories: umeå biotech incubator
UBI organizes life science recruitment day
Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) is arranging a recruitment day with life science companies this May - and already 19 companies have signed up to take part. “We want students to get in touch with us. Recruitment opportunities are everything for life science companies”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.
Umeå Biotech Incubator gets EU grant extension
The life science industry in the Umeå region is on track to triple its turnover and double the number of people it employs by 2030. To help it reach this target, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth has awarded Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) a grant of SEK 9.5 million.
Umeå Biotech companies raised SEK 301 Million in 2021
Companies and alumni from Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) raised SEK 301 million in capital investment and grants in 2021 - a huge increase of SEK 243 million compared to the previous year. “It’s an absolutely fantastic amount. We work hard to help companies attract investment, so it is clear that our incubator process is working. Of the companies that raised money, 50 percent have a female CEO, whi
Two more business coaches join Umeå Biotech Incubator
Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new business coaches - Lisandro Bernardo and Tobias Tovedal. “There’s significant demand right now for business support, both in the early and late phases of development. We are extremely happy to welcome these two stars to our team”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.
Umeå Biotech Incubator to open northern Sweden’s first life science networking pub
The northern Sweden’s first networking pub for people working in the life science industry will open its doors in Umeå on November 23rd. Behind the initiative is Umeå Biotech Incubator, which has previously been named Europe’s most innovative life science incubator. “In Umeå we think it is important to ‘pay it forward’. We want to help and support one another and create a strong sense of unity an
Umeå Biotech Incubator’s Jennie Ekbeck nominated for Sweden’s CEO of the Year
The CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), Jennie Ekbeck, has been named as one of five finalists in the small company category of Sweden’s CEO of the Year 2021.
“I was surprised and very happy to find out I had made it to the final. I feel really honoured”, says Jennie Ekbeck.
The award ceremony will be held at Fotografiska in Stockholm on 11th November.
A total of 20 nominees advanced to
Umeå’s booming life science industry
The life science industry in Umeå is booming. Employment has risen by more than 17 per cent per year and life science companies have attracted SEK 230 million in equity investment over the past two and a half years. “Two years ago we set a goal that the life science industry in Umeå would generate more than SEK 1 billion and add more than 500 jobs by 2030”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO.
Umeå Biotech Incubator named Europe's most innovative biotechnology incubator
Global Health and Pharma Magazine has named Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) as Europe's most innovative biotechnology incubator in recognition of the positive changes it is making to the biotech industry.
“We are delighted to have been given this award, and that word of our innovative way of working has spread from Umeå to the whole of Europe. It's really cool”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Bio
Umeå technology companies back young enterprise initiative to get more women into tech industry
Umeå technology companies back young enterprise initiative to get more women into tech industry Three high school girls from Umeå have started a UF (Young Enterprise) company that hopes to encourage more girls to study technology and qualify to work in the tech industry.
Life Science Experts Join Umeå Biotech Incubator Board
Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) has strengthened its board with the appointment of respected business profiles Anette Nordvall, named Sweden's most powerful tech investor by DI Digital, and Camilla Huse Bondesson, who has extensive experience of marketing, sales and business development in the life science industry.